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Will Modi's Push For Self-Reliance Based On 'Make In India' Work?

Will Modi's Push For Self-Reliance Based On 'Make In India' Work?

12 June, 2020 Alam Srinivas

Under the new 'Swadeshi' banner, there is no clarion call to buy only Indian brands, which are made by Indians. Instead, it is a mindset that drives the purchase of any brands, Indian and foreign, as long as they are made in India.

Congress Confident Of Keeping The Flock Together In Rajasthan, But Threat From BJP Is Palpable

Congress Confident Of Keeping The Flock Together In Rajasthan, But Threat From BJP Is Palpable

11 June, 2020 Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Both Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have, for now, been putting up a united front, telling reporters that though the BJP was making efforts to destabilize the government these would not yield any fruit.


India’s Rejection To Trump's Offer To Broker Peace With China Stems From Its Past Experiences

India, whose views are sought by others on the key challenges facing the world, can now hardly be expected to fall back on another country to resolve an issue that it sees essentially as a bilateral one.

What Can Stop Indo-China Spats To Recur? Diplomatic Channels And Clarification of LAC May Hold Solutions

What Can Stop Indo-China Spats To Recur? Diplomatic Channels And Clarification of LAC May Hold Solutions

27 May, 2020 Pranay Sharma

With the Chinese soldiers having clearly intruded a few kilometres into India-held positions, how can the stand-off be resolved without either side having to eat the humble pie?


Chinese State Media's Intriguing Soft-pedalling Of Ladakh Stand-off

Chinese official media has so far refrained from rousing public sentiment against India over the border issue. It is largely engaged in an emotional war of words with the US government.

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26 May, 2020

Chinese President's Belligerent Speech Will Boost Its Army's Morale In Ladakh Region

Saibal Dasgupta

Chinese President has specifically mentioned the issue of territorial protection when he asked the Army to 'safeguard the overall strategic stability of the country'.


23 May, 2020

Joint Opposition Meet Won't Force Centre's Hand On Lockdown Strategy But It Helps Congress Score Political Points

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Sonia Gandhi, the Congress interim President, also managed a coup of sorts by ensuring not just the participation of the Trinamool Congress but also of Mamata Banerjee herself, despite the presence of Left leaders Sitaram Yechury and D. Raja in the discussion, writes Puneet Nicholas Yadav.


21 May, 2020

Cyclone Amphan Was Terrible. It Could Have Been Worse

Ruben Banerjee

Battered and bruised, West Bengal was unfortunate to find itself in Cyclone Amphan's path. But if the storm surges haven’t wreaked havoc as it could have, the state can only consider itself lucky since the cyclone arrived in summer, that too a few hours early.


21 May, 2020

Did China Play A Part In India-Nepal Rift? It's Time India Opt For Diplomatic Route To Resolve Border Dispute

Pranay Sharma

How politics in Nepal might pan out in the coming days may not be in India’s control. But Delhi must reclaim the primacy of place it enjoyed for decades among the Nepali political leaders, as well as the people of the country.


20 May, 2020

Buses For Migrants Row: As BJP-Cong Trade Charges, Migrants Continue Long Walk Home

Outlook Bureau

The humanitarian crisis triggered by this nationwide exodus should have forced political parties to set aside their brinkmanship maneuvers and, for once, work together to help the needy who have already lost what precious little they had in the past 60 days of the lockdown.


18 May, 2020

Once Called 'Living Monument Of UPA's Failures' By PM Modi, Will MGNREGA Help During Covid-19?

Mirza Arif Beg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi once described MGNREGA as 'living monument of Congress-led UPA's failures'. However, as the ongoing lockdown continues to test the government, it has fallen back to the same scheme.


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17 May, 2020

Can Rahul Gandhi And Priyanka Gandhi's Visible Solidarity With Migrants Propel Congress Back To Glory?

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

It could not be a mere coincidence that Rahul and Priyanka chose May 16 to make an overt gesture of empathy and support for lakhs of migrants across the country who have been plunged into deeper economic distress by the lockdown, writes Puneet Nicholas Yadav.


13 May, 2020

Why Centre's COVID-19 Package For MSMEs Can Be A Game Changer

Saibal Dasgupta

The package involves relieving MSMEs of one of the biggest obstacles they face in obtaining financial support: the need to provide sufficient collateral to banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).


13 May, 2020

Economic Stimulus Gives Major Boost To Markets But Maintaining Fiscal Balance A Challenge

Yagnesh Kansara

The 30-share benchmark of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) gained 637 points (2.03 per cent) at 32,009 and Nifty-50 was up by 187 points (2.03 per cent) at 9,384 points respectively.


12 May, 2020

PM Modi's Push For Self-reliance Is A Step In The Right Direction

Saibal Dasgupta

These are clear signs that the Prime Minister had China, India’s biggest trade partner, in mind when he discussed the idea of self-reliance.


08 May, 2020

From Chowkidar Chor Hai Barb To Constructive Suggestions; Rahul Gandhi Has Come A Long Way

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Rahul now seems to be actually investing a lot of time to understand the issues he wants to speak about so that his past record of a leader susceptible to gaffes doesn’t return to haunt him.


08 May, 2020

Rejoice Or Sulk? The Big Bihar Dilemma Over Return Of Teeming Migrants

Giridhar Jha

It remains to be seen whether the unprecedented situation arising out of the return of the thousands of migrants due to COVID-19 outbreak will spur the state government to go back to the drawing board and redraw its policies and priorities, writes Giridhar Jha.


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30 April, 2020

Rahul-Rajan Jugalbandi Isn't Just About COVID-19

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

In Rajan, Rahul found the voice of a credible, globally-respected economist to endorse every diatribe the Congress party has fired against the Centre in wake of the health pandemic and beyond it, writes Puneet Nicholas Yadav.


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